About Sofitel Brisbane Central
Sofitel Brisbane Central is one of the leading hotels providing event space for Brisbane CBD conference venues. You will find other popular event venues in their portfolio including Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach and Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.
As you walk into Sofitel Brisbane central you turn left and head up the escalators which takes you up to level one, where the meeting rooms and venue space is located. As you’re standing in the Ann St Lobby, on your left are large south-east facing windows that let in beautiful natural light in the mornings, but if the light doesn’t suit then motorised blinds are readily accessible. The hotel itself is built above Central Railway Station and you’ll see be able to see the ornate clock through these windows.
For conferences and larger events, the Ballroom Le Grand is popular option for many event planners as it has the flexibility to be broken into smaller rooms, a versatile space that can cater for up to 1056 guests. Even when partitioned into 3 ballrooms, you can still enjoy the unique lighting and high 6.5m ceilings and the freedom and openness that a pillar-less function space offers.
Location of Sofitel Brisbane Central
Popular for a number of reasons, perhaps with the primary reason being the hotel’s central location in the Brisbane CBD making it a breeze to get to during or after business hours, but also has a great view of the Shrine of Remembrance and Memorial Galleries – here is everything you need to know about Sofitel Brisbane Central.
The event space is available for weddings but is a very popular event space for meetings, conferences and events as it has the largest ballroom within a Brisbane Hotel. Blending their elegant French heritage and sophisticated facilities and high end meeting technology and AV team.
Function Rooms at Sofitel Brisbane Central
The Ballroom Le Grand measures 21m x 38, when fully open and Ballroom 1, the smaller of the 3 ballrooms when partitioned and has a square footage of 212.1m² and can seat 150 guests in a dinner layout. Ballroom 2 is slightly larger with 254.1m² and capacity of 170 seated guests and the larger Ballroom 3 is 331.8m² and capacity for 220 seated guests.
The number of guests in each of the ballrooms change depending if it’s a classroom, cabaret, theatre or dinner layout. The maximum number in the largest ballroom is 1056 guests in a theatre layout.
The Soirée Deck on Level 3 is a event space which is a partially covered and overlooks the Brisbane City skyline and makes for a unique space perfect for cocktail receptions of up to 150 guests.
Sofitel Brisbane Central is easily accessible by train as it is above Brisbane Central Station but also a easy ten minute walk from Eagle Street Pier where you can take one of the many Brisbane CityCats or ferries.
Directly opposite the hotel on Turbot Street is the Wickham Terrace Car Park run by Brisbane City Council. The hotel itself also has Valet or undercover self parking which is also accessible from the Turbot Street entrance. Alternatively, the hotel usually has taxi’s waiting in the area.
In The Area
Forget something? Don’t stress. Only a stones throw away is Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, a pedestrian location on Queen Street in the centre of Brisbane which runs approximately 500 metres and has more than 700 retailers, including six major shopping centres. Previously the mall only ran from Albert Street and Edward street but was then transformed in 1988 (ready for Expo ’88) to include the section of Queen Street between Albert Street and George Street. Many
If you time to explore the River City, you can take a short 10 minute walk to Eagle Street Pier, an iconic waterfront precinct with dining venues and unrivalled views of the Brisbane River. There are some great restaurants and venue spaces for and off-site or breakout conference sessions. Eagle Street Pier and the waterfront is a popular place to meet for drinks or cocktails and if you’re lucky to be there at the right time of year – Brisbane’s Riverfire.
Sofitel Brisbane Central Conference and Events FAQs
Is there parking at the venue?
There is undercover Valet and Self parking at the Sofitel. There is limited street parking. Directly opposite Sofitel Brisbane Central is the Wickham Terrace Car Park.
Is the venue accessibility-friendly?
Yes. Access to all levels are available via the lifts in the hotel.
Does the venue have in house Audio Visual?
Sofitel Brisbane Central have partnered with AV Partners to deliver audio visual requirements at the venue.